New Delhi: "We want to expose each political party that is corrupt... and there is collusion," said Arvind Kejriwal to NDTV today. "We're not the Assanges of India, we are not in that business," he said.
Mr Kejriwal decision to launch a political party estranged him from his mentor, Gandhian Anna Hazare. Mr Kejriwal and his supporters have been holding press conferences to release documents and "out" politicians they accuse of corruption.
"We are not interested in witch-hunts," Mr Kejriwal added.
Amid allegations of corruption among his close aides, Mr Kejriwal had said earlier today that a committee of three retired judges will investigate the charges. If the aides are found guilty of corruption, they will be asked to leave his party, which was founded earlier this month, and is yet to be named.
"There are three people who are repeatedly targeted," Mr Kejriwal said, "Prashant Bhushan, Anjali Damania and Mayank Gandhi." He said that the judges who form an internal "Lokpal" or ombudsman will study their cases starting Monday, and submit their report within three months. Mr Kejriwal also said that an email address will be released to the public.
Speaking to NDTV, Mr Kejriwal said that he is not targetting individuals. "All of us discussed and we spoke to Anjali and decided we have an internal Lokpal. We have vetted the credentials but if still there are allegations, we are looking into it. I wasn't aware of Anjali Damania's real estate interests."
He also said that he misses Anna. "Definitely, not having Anna is a setback. He feel politics is dirty and we should not enter; we feel that we have done enough from outside, we should enter and clean it up. We want to get in to the system and do it. We have to fight corruption in several ways."